Gabbeh rugs are generally thicker than many other Persian rugs, as thick as one inch in height. They are made up of natural and handspun wool yarn that is colored using plant dyes. You can spot a Gabbeh rug based on their coarse weaves, various geometric zones of color, and imagery depicting stories and landscapes.
There are several different sub-types of Gabbeh rugs. These include:
Gabbeh rugs are handwoven wool pile rugs from the Zagros mountain range of Iran. The designs often contain rectangular patterns that enclose an image of an animal. These rugs are relatively easier to produce than other styles of Persian rugs, and thus can be more affordable in some instances. The simplicity of the designs and the smaller number of knots found in these rugs allows for these rugs to be produced more quickly. Keep in mind that Gabbeh rugs have grown so much in popularity that imitations and knockoffs have become pervasive. These rugs are often of inferior quality, not as soft, use chemical dyes, and can wear out quickly.